To simplify, Germany's co-determination policy states that, for large companies, virtually 50% of the seats on the Board of Directors must be elected by the workers.
In theory, this arrangement should influence the bottomline of companies as the Board is no longer controlled fully by shareholders.
I'm curious how German co-determination policy has played out in practice, specifically:
Has this policy improved labor condition in Germany compared to other countries that do not have the same policy?
Has this policy reduced friction (negotiation breakdown) between industry and labor union?
Has this policy produced unexpected outcomes compared to the expectations of the legislators who made them?